Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Food is Medicine Food is LOVE continues

Calling all happy healthy 'burgers (and wannabe's)

If you missed the Vegan Meet-up event featuring recipes from The Kind Diet, you only have days to wait for the next opportunity to be included in a vegan feast with a Free community Vegan potluck luncheon.

Mark your calender for the March 21st to literally get A Taste of Health - The First Great American Meat-Out celebration is sponsored by The Three Rivers Vegan Society, newly founded by the talented compassionate Anne Lynch.

Sunday, March 21
1:30-4 PM
The Nuin Center (5655 Bryant St., Highland Park
) Note from Anne:

Please bring a vegan dish to share. Donations will be accepted, but this is a FREE event!
There is a kitchen available to heat up dishes. To reduce our impact on the environment,

please bring your own plates/cups/silverware.

Recent months have witnessed startling developments in American dietary lifestyle:
The popular Atkins diet craze has been discredited by consumer watchdogs.
Mad Cow disease has surfaced in America, reducing once again beef consumption.
The vegetarian food market has been growing at 100 - 125% per year.
A survey found that 20% of teens think that vegetarianism is "cool."

The 24th annual observance of the Great American Meatout on March 20th is proud of these welcome developments.

Launched in the "dietary dark ages" of the 1980s, Meatout has become the world's largest grassroots diet education campaign.

It has served as a model for the multimillion-dollar 5 A Day and other mainstream campaigns advocating increased consumption of vegetables and fruits.

Please don't feel left out if you don't live in Pittsburgh --

Go to the website to search for events over the week-end in your neighborhood --

Over a thousand communities in all 50 states and 20 other countries are welcoming spring
by asking their friends and neighbors to "kick the meat habit and explore a wholesome,
nonviolent diet of vegetables, legumes, fruits, and grains." They are holding colorful
educational events ranging from information tables ('steakouts') and exhibits to lectures,
public dinners, cooking demonstrations, homeless feedings & elaborate 'lifestivals.

Just think: while I'm savoring the welcoming buffet of Greens and Grains on the Deep Blue Sea divinely prepared by award winning Chef Mark Hanna and staff, you can be included in the historic First Great American Meat-Out celebration savoring food is medicine, food is love right here -- what a great way to welcome Spring!

How will you celebrate life today? I'd love to hear about your experience and what you learn, wonder about and intend as next steps as a result of participating in The Great American Meat-out even if it's just virtually - surfing their website which is chock-filled with resources and recipes!

Yours in Wellness, Gratitude and Ahimsa (Jain philosophy of Reverence for All Life),
Suzen Sharda Segall

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Suzen Sharda Segall, Wellness Personal Trainer/Consultant, designer and facilitator of BodyArts Therapeutics, has provided an integrated approach to health and wellness for a wide variety of populations, internationally,for over thirty-five years

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